Cool Firefox Tip: Instant On-page Text Search

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  1. fcdiesta

    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member
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    Here’s a really cool Firefox tip that I just discovered. You can instantly search for any text on a web page by hitting the forward slash and typing that word. So for example, you want to find “Firefox” on this page, you would type /firefox - that’s it! The first instance of “Firefox” will appear highlighted. This slash search feature is really just a shortcut to Command-F but it’s a lot faster if you ask me. This works across all platforms I have tried. Oh, and if you want to find the next instance of that word, hit Command-G (or Control-G if you’re in the Windows world)

    From OSX Daily. Pretty handy for researching content-rich (encyclopedic) sites or pages. Just for general info...
     
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    great tip! Thanks for the heads up man!
     
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    definitely helpful. thanks fcdiesta.
     
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    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member
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    No biggie.. Of course, there's also the Command-F combo which basically does the same thing in Safari (Just press "Command-F" and type your search word and the results will be highlighted. Cool graphics too). Anyway, I'm glad to be of help..
     
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    aren't you supposed to just type what you are looking for and firefox will automatically search the word? That's what is happening to me
     
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    it's one key simpler than Command+F.

    It's really just a geek thing because the / is used in many ways like programming, paths, directories, chat commands.
     

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